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Effect of fireworks events on urban background trace metal aerosol concentrations: is the cocktail worth the show?

Moreno, T. and Querol, X. and Alastuey, A. and Amato, F. and Pey, J. and Pandolfi, M. and Künzli, N. and Bouso, L. and Rivera, M. and Gibbons, W.. (2010) Effect of fireworks events on urban background trace metal aerosol concentrations: is the cocktail worth the show? Journal of hazardous materials, Vol. 183, H. 1. pp. 945-949.

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Abstract

We report on the effect of a major firework event on urban background atmospheric PM(2.5) chemistry, using 24-h data collected over 8 weeks at two sites in Girona, Spain. The firework pollution episode (Sant Joan fiesta on 23rd June 2008) measured in city centre parkland increased local background PM(2.5) concentrations as follows: Sr (x86), K (x26), Ba (x11), Co (x9), Pb (x7), Cu (x5), Zn (x4), Bi (x4), Mg (x4), Rb (x4), Sb (x3), P (x3), Ga (x2), Mn (x2), As (x2), Ti (x2) and SO(4)(2-) (x2). Marked increases in these elements were also measured outside the park as the pollution cloud drifted over the city centre, and levels of some metals remained elevated above background for days after the event as a reservoir of metalliferous dust persisted within the urban area. Transient high-PM pollution episodes are a proven health hazard, made worse in the case of firework combustion because many of the elements released are both toxic and finely respirable, and because displays commonly take place in an already polluted urban atmosphere
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Chronic Disease Epidemiology > Air Pollution and Health (Künzli)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Sozial- und Präventivmedizin > Air Pollution and Health (Künzli)
UniBasel Contributors:Künzli, Nino
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0304-3894
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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